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I’m a senior lecturer in sport and exercise science, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. After my MSc Sport and Exercise Science I spent a number of years as a health improvement specialist working with clients and groups with multiple chronic health conditions and improving access to physical activity in areas with high levels of deprivation. My PhD focussed on the school playground environmental as a suitable environment to enhance fundamental movement skills and promote a higher level of physical activity in primary school children. I teach across the sport and exercise science undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. My current research spans the health and sport science disciplines and underpins much of the content I deliver on the exercise and health-related modules I teach on. I enjoy cycling, running, walking and the gym; I am a qualified personal trainer and vocational assessor and have supported many previous students through their level 2 gym instructor and personal trainer qualifications alongside their university studies.
Summary of Research Interests
- Fundamental movement skill interventions in children
- PE and School sport
- Physical Literacy
- School and workplace physical activity
- Obesogenic environments
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A socio-ecological examination of the primary school playground: Primary school pupil and staff perceived barriers and facilitators to a physically active playground during break and lunch-timesGraham, M., Dixon, K., Azevedo, L. B., Wright, M. & Innerd, A., 2 Feb 2022, In: PLoS ONE. 17, 2, 21 p.
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Brief Exercise at Work (BE@Work): A mixed-methods pilot trial of a workplace high-intensity interval training intervention.Burn, N., Weston, M., Atkinson, G., Graham, M. & Weston, K., 2 Jul 2021, In: Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. 3
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Berger, N., Cooley, D., Graham, M., Harrison, C., Campbell, G. & Best, R., 17 Nov 2021, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18, 22, 12066.
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The Effectiveness of Fundamental Movement Skill Interventions on Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity Levels in 5- to 11-Year-Old Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.Graham, M., Azevedo, L., Wright, M. & Innerd, A., 9 Dec 2021, In: Sports Medicine.
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The School playground environment as a driver of primary school children’s physical activity behaviour: A direct observation case studyGraham, M., Wright, M., Azevedo, L. B., Macpherson, T., Jones, D. & Innerd, A., 3 Jun 2021, In: Journal of Sports Sciences.
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Is the school playground a suitable environment to enhance fundamental movement skills and promote a higher level of physical activity in primary school children? An ecological investigation to inform the development of a primary school playground interventionAuthor: Graham, M., 31 Jul 2020
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